Before using this fragrance, Oud Wood by Tom Ford, the most common comment I came across was: this fragrance smells expensive and has high distinctiveness. Based on my personal experience, although it’s not as exaggerated as the reviews claim, you might suddenly feel a sense of Versailles anxiety, where only the wealthy can afford it. Here, I understand that the reason for its high price is because it belongs to the realm of private perfumery, a practice that doesn’t cater to the commercial market, hence the concept of rarity and high value, similar to the MFK series.
Now, let’s get into the main content. I will introduce this fragrance to you from three aspects: objective fragrance notes, my subjective experience, and suitable occasions. You can click on the table of contents to go directly to the relevant section.
Agarwood (Oud), Brazilian Rosewood, Cardamom, Pink Pepper, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Amber.
This fragrance is defined as a woody oriental scent.
After personally using it, I have come up with these three “unbreakable” evaluations:
- This fragrance is the most fragrant one I have ever smelled. It surrounds you with a woody sensation from head to toe. Imagine yourself in a secluded temple deep in the mountains, where incense is abundant but tranquility and profundity are the inherent symbols of this fragrance.
- The phrase “indulge in the boundaries of restraint” in the advertisement is undoubtedly an Eastern expression, and it is exactly what this fragrance aims to convey. As we age and mature sexually, learning to restrain ourselves becomes a sign that distinguishes us from the ordinary masses. However, while taking on responsibilities, we must also bear a certain sense of loneliness that comes with it.
Because Tom Ford himself came out, we can actually smell a hint of unisex fragrance. Wood itself is a symbol of masculinity, but Oud Wood is not like other exuberant woody fragrances. Instead, it is restrained and gentle.
Business occasions are the most appropriate. It is suitable for men and women aged 27 and above. If there are younger children reading this answer, I would recommend letting your older siblings try this fragrance or giving it as a gift to them.